So much to do, so little time! Finding balance often begins with better use of time applied across all areas of health. While physical health often makes the remaining health goals possible; Understand that everybody has there own need to focus on the six complete healths.
30-Days of practice can help to lock-in a new habit. The downside of habit is that many habits are mindlessly set out of daily routine. Forming new habits (or breaking an old one) often takes thought, creativity, just enough commitment to see the true benefit.
Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days. This short, lighthearted talk offers a neat way to think about setting and achieving goals.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ~Aristotle
Sitting can be dangerous. Especially for those who sit longer than 4-hours a day and I imagine most of us do once we add commute time, desk time, Computer time, TV time, etc. In one study, sitting longer than 4-hours a day increased the risk of Cardiovascular disease 80%.
“NEAT Activity” can help remedy this problem, lowering risk and helping to burn more calories throughout the day. “NEAT” is a new term which stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis; simply meaning that not all activities are considered exercise because the intensity is too low – but these activities are still very important if you live or work in a sedentary (or sitting) environment. An example of “NEAT” Activities include, standing at your work desk while working, pacing the floor (possibly while on a conference call), standing while watching TV, toe-tapping, or fidgeting. Simply moving from sitting to a standing position triples the rate of calories burned, gets your metabolism moving, and your nervous system firing to keep your muscles stimulated.
To run barefoot or not? Running barefoot involves running without shoes or in a very minimal “sock-like” shoe. Many studies show that barefoot running significantly changes a runners natural foot-strike pattern, resulting in less impact force transferring throughout the body. Barefoot runners tends to land with less impact on the middle of the foot (Mid-foot). Once a shoe is placed on the foot, many runners tend to automatically shift there foot-strike pattern, landing on the heal of the shoe (heal-strike), resulting in a slightly greater impact force.
The body can be separated into two distinct parts, Lean Mass (muscle, bones, organs) and Fat Mass (body fat).
While some fat is healthy, a higher than average Fat Mass is associated with an elevated health risk. Fat that accumulates on the mid-section of the body (Android fat; also known as the “Apple Build”) further elevates your overall health risk.
Resting heart rate and heart rate recovery can be a great indicator of health. Knowing your heart rate training zones will help you get the most benefit from your exercise session. This article assumes that you are not on any medications that may influence your heart rate response to exercise, like Beta Blockers.
Preventative Measures to Lower your Blood Clot or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Risk
Blood Clots (also known as DVT) or Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in the veins that are deep in your body, often in your legs. Blood clots can be caused by many different things — namely anything that causes your blood not to circulate normally or clot properly.
Nutrition and physical exercise challenges are often considered “the easy part” in relation to the mental challenge weight modification goals typically entail. It’s easy to be Obsessed with Body Look, Shape, and Size, especially with the expectations portrayed by modern advertisements. A balanced weight loss goal should begin with Patience and Self Acceptance despite our current weight. Most of us are our own worst critics.
Read the declaration below and circle the areas you feel could use some additional time and practice. Print and sign your commitment that you will practice these tenets despite your current weight.